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Wednesdays, May 8 to June 12, 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher Rachel Tome will teach Chair Yoga at UUCJ, 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown, N.Y.
These classes will emphasize improving flexibility and balance, with each person working to the best of their ability, recognizing that flexibility and balance change from class to class. The sessions will teach breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques while emphasizing the practices of being present, listening to one’s body, and accepting where one is today in terms of flexibility, strength, and alignment.
The chair can be very useful for those who have trouble getting down to and up from the floor. It is also beneficial to use when practicing balancing poses.
While any form of yoga will give you the benefits of physical strength and flexibility, Kripalu yoga also teaches you to accept yourself as you are at this moment.
A resident of Warren, Tome has been teaching yoga classes in the Warren and Jamestown areas for more than 13 years. She is also certified in LifeForce Yoga, a practice designed to help with depression and anxiety, and Prenatal Yoga. When she isn’t busy being a mother, wife, and Yoga teacher, she loves to hike in the woods or curl up with a good book.
The fee is $10 per class or $40 for the entire 5-week session.
You can learn more at rachelsyoga.com.
Social Justice Committee Meeting
May 26, 2019
There will be a Social Justice Committee meeting after the service.
May 26, 2019
There will be a potluck lunch after the service. Bring a favorite dish to pass and enjoy the tempting foods and company of others.
Unitarian Universalist Church Giving Away Children’s Books and Holding Voter Registration on Memorial Day
The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) is taking advantage of the church’s location along the route of the Memorial Day Parade.
At 1255 Prendergast Avenue, the church is near Lakeview Cemetery, the parade’s destination.
Parents and children who are watching or participating in the parade on Monday morning, May 27, are invited to stop in at the church and choose a book to take home.
In keeping with the patriotic nature of the day, there will also be an opportunity to register to vote. A bilingual member will be present if assistance is needed.
Inspired by research showing that growing up with more books in their home increases a person’s literacy and educational achievement, the UUCJ Social Justice Committee works to make more books available to children in the Jamestown community by giving them away free.
The committee has “adopted” Fletcher Elementary School’s kindergarten classes, providing each student with three books during the school year. It also provides books to Washington Middle School’s English as a New Language students, who are taught by one of the church’s members.
Last summer a church member built a book box and another donated a bench that are now in front of the church building. The box is filled with children’s books that are free for the taking.
On Halloween children were welcomed inside by costumed parishioners for a Halloween Read and Treat where they could chose a book, receive a treat, do some simple crafts.
June 8, 2019
Work Party to maintain the building and grounds. Saturday, February 9th, 9:30am - Noon. Any amount of time that you can offer will be welcome. All levels of skills and labor are needed and appreciated in maintaining the building.
June 9, 2019
There will be a Congregational Forum after the service. Please join us and offer your points-of-view and suggestions.
Men's Discussion Group
June 20, 2019, 7:00 PM
Green Sanctuary Meeting
June 16, 2019, 9:30 AM